Renfrewshire Council

Council boards

The Renfrewshire Council Boards, what they do and and links to their meeting papers and recordings of meetings.

Council

Certain responsibilities must be exercised at the level of the Council itself and there are some which the Council has chosen to deal with at this level. Most decisions are made at a more local level by Boards, the Chief Executive, Directors and Heads of Service and other officers.

Council (Full Council) meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board

Acts as the Council's audit committee on corporate governance, risk management, monitoring and reviewing service delivery performance, policies and practices, community leadership, standards and ethics.

Audit, Risk and Scrutiny Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Bursaries & Endowments Appeal Panel

Determines appeals relating to higher school bursaries, education maintenance allowances and education endowment appeals.

Bursaries & Endowments Appeal Panel meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Community Asset Transfer Review

Consider and determines reviews of decisions or failures to take decisions on Asset Transfer Requests made in terms of Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

Community Asset Transfer Review meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Communities and Housing Policy Board

Deals with housing, civil contingencies, community learning and development, community justice, community councils, community safety and public protection, building standards, fire and rescue, police

Details of the new Communities and Housing Policy Board will be on the Renfrewshire Council Committee and Councillors website when it is available.


Cross Party Sounding Board

Acts as a sounding board and discussion forum with no decision-making powers. Provides an opportunity to discuss matters of common interest or of Council-wide relevance. Allows for cross-party discussion on non-partisan or non-political issues raised by each political party or group on Renfrewshire Council.

Cross Party Sounding Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Economy and Regeneration Policy Board

Deals with economy, employment, regeneration and strategic place.

Details of the new Economy and Regeneration Policy Board will be on the Renfrewshire Council Committee and Councillors website when it is available.


Education and Children's Services Policy Board

Deals with education, early years and children and families' social work. 

Education and Children's Services Policy Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Emergencies Board

Oversees the activities of the Council, including the deployment of resources, in the event of any emergency, as defined by the chief executive.

Emergencies Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board

Deals with Corporate Asset and Facilities Management, Civic Functions, Customer and Business Services, Human Resources and Organisational Development ICT, Risk Registers, Procurement, Renfrewshire Licensing Forum, Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board, Scotland Excel, Trading Operations, Better Council Change Programme, Building Services.

Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board

Deals with environmental issues, water and sewerage, waste management, flood prevention, roads and transportation, fleet and infrastructure, sustainability, parks and cemeteries, Clyde Valley Waste Initiative, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Clyde Muirshiel Park Authority. 

Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Investment Review Board

Determines the discretionary agreement and any amendments in relation to the investment of the Common Good funds and reviews the performance and strategy relating to the invested funds for the Common Good funds. 

Investment Review Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Joint Consultative Board (Non-Teaching)

Acts as a forum for consultation between the Council and the trades unions representing all non-teaching employees on employment and service conditions which are not specifically determined by national negotiating bodies.

Joint Consultative Board (Non-Teaching)meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Leadership Board

Deals with the adult social care and health integration, best value and performance management, corporate planning and community empowerment, corporate communications and marketing, digital inclusion, Future Paisley, Glasgow City Region City Deal, leisure and culture trust, corporate performance management, public service reform, strategic leadership and oversight, tackling inequality, poverty and social renewal, tourism and events, strategic leadership and oversight.

Leadership Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Leadership Board sub-committee

Deals with social renewal, tackling poverty, cost of living crisis.

Details of the Leadership Board sub-committee will be on the Renfrewshire Council Committee and Councillors website when it is available.


Local Review Body

Reviews planning permission appeals. 

Local Review Body meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Non Domestic Rates Appeals

Determines appeals against the application of the Council's policy relating to the discretionary relief of rates and to determine appeals under section 238 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947.

Non Domestic Rates Appeals meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Personnel Appeals and Applied Conditions of Service Appeals Panel

Determines appeals relating to the Council's disciplinary and grievance procedures policies and termination of service on health or capability grounds. Makes recommendations to the Finance, Resources and Customer Services Policy Board when submissions are made by the trade unions about the Council's personnel policies.

Personnel Appeals and Applied Conditions of Service Appeals Panel meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Petitions Board

Considers petitions that conform to Council procedures. 

Petitions Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel

Hears appeals relating to placing requests and exclusions.

Placing Requests and Exclusions Appeals Panel meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Planning and Climate Change Policy Board

Deals with climate change, development management, development planning, planning and strategic development plan.

Details of the new Planning and Climate Change Policy Board will be on the Renfrewshire Council Committee and Councillors website when it is available.


Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Deals with matters relating to the police service, arrangements for local policing, matters relating to the fire and rescue service and arrangements for local fire and rescue services.

Police and Fire & Rescue Scrutiny Sub-Committee meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Regulatory Functions Board

Determines applications and reviews the Council's policies and functions licences, permits, permissions and registrations not allocated to another Board.

Regulatory Functions Board meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Renfrewshire Appointment Boards

Considers applications for the post and short leet candidates, to interview candidates and select the successful candidate.

Renfrewshire Appointment Boards meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff

Determines conditions of service for all teaching staff, music instructors, education advisers and educational psychologists. Consults on other relevant matters.

Renfrewshire Council Joint Negotiating Committee for Teaching Staff meetings on Committee and Councillors website


Renfrewshire Licensing Board

Renfrewshire Licensing Board considers liquor licence applications for the Renfrewshire area.

Renfrewshire Licensing Board


Outside bodies

Renfrewshire Council appoints councillors and officers to serve on a range of outside bodies both at local and national level. 


Terminated boards

See a full list of Terminated policy boards.